Commission application number 353 submitted by Elizabeth Chen on 09/27/2020

First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Chen
Voter Unique Identification number 1043465111
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Female
Age 25-34
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Master’s in Journalism
What is your occupation? Social media manager
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Nathan
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Gaar
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. As a freelance visual journalist, I am very detailed oriented and observant. I also am very thorough in fact checking and objective and fair.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. With my journalism background and managing communications for large institutes, I am very neutral and impartial. I believe in facts and a fair and diverse community.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I don’t believe Austin is diverse anymore. We have pushed people of color out further and further away. There is no affordable housing for low income and working class families. My family moved here in 1989 and this is not the city that I grew up in.
Please provide your employment history. I am a social media manager and digital content producer at UT Austin and I also am an adjunct faculty at ACC. I am tech savvy, have immense communication skills background and am an expert in producing visual stories such as photos and videos.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am very involved in the community and I want to be sure that each district is diverse in both ethnicities and income levels.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Lizzie Chen
District District 4
Does this application qualify? Yes